Northwestern University

Oct
29
Tue 5:30 PM

A Kreeger Wolf Reading and Discussion with Nikkey Finney

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM  

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, McCormick Tribune Forum
1870 Campus Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Costs: Free seating limited

Contact: Kathy Daniels   (847) 491-7294

Group: English Department

Co-sponsor(s): American Studies Program

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

The Program in American Studies, Northwestern Univeristy Press, and the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium, with generous support from the Northwestern Univeristy Library and the Black Alumni Assosciation present A Kreeger Wolf Reading and Discussion with Nikky Finney.

Join us for an evening with National Book Award winner Nikky Finney. Poet and editor Parneisha Jones will interview Nikky Finney about her award-winning work, growing up during the civil rights movement, and the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington.

Reception and book signing to follow. Seating is limited.

Nikky Finney holds the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair of Southern Letters and Creative Writing at the University of South Carolina. She is editor of the anthology The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South and the author of a short-story collection, Heartwood. Her fourth collection of poetry, Head Off & Split, won the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2011). Northwestern University Press recently released her previous collections Rice and The World is Round. www.nikkyfinney.net

Parneshia Jones is the Sales and Subsidiary Rights Manager and the Poetry Editor for Northwestern University Press. Her book, Vessel: Poems, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.